12 19 2014
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SNL 'Presidents' Gather for Web Video Summit

NEW YORK (AP) -- The comedians who played presidents on "Saturday Night Live" have gathered for a comedic summit in a new Web video on www.FunnyOrDie.com . The video, posted Wednesday, stars Fred Armisen as President Barack Obama. During the night he is visited by the ghosts of presidents past, who urge him to push for financial reform.

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President Obama Addresses NAACP Convention

Well-Received Speech Stresses Education and No Excuses

The NAACP's Annual Convention at the Hilton Hotel in New York July 11-16 was marked by many inspirational and uplifting speeches ... but the highlight of the 100 year-old civil rights organization's centennial celebration came on Thursday evening when Barrack Obama arrived to address the appreciative audience.

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Obama Family Visits Washington Tourist Sites

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Barack Obama made an unannounced visit Saturday night with his family to see the Lincoln Memorial, paying tribute to a former president he frequently invokes as an inspiration.
It was a day in which Obama played the role of tourist, seeing the most famous monuments in the nation's capital while experiencing the flavor of the city....

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Running Uphill: 36 Years of Presidential Campaigns

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924 –2005) was the first African American, and the first woman, to seek a major party nomination for president of the United States. Using her trademark slogan 'Unbought and Unbossed,'  Chisholm ran for the Democratic party nomination in 1972.
It wasn't the first time Chisholm had blazed a new trail. Chisholm was the first Black woman elected to Congress in 1968. She went on to represent the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn in New York City  for seven terms, from 1969-1983.
For her first term in the U.S House of Representatives, Chisholm was assigned to the House Agriculture Committee. In an unheard of move, she demanded reassignment and was transferred to the Veterans Affairs Committee. But by the time she left the House, Chisholm was a high ranking member of two influenial committees: Rules and Education and Labor.
The daughter of Caribean immigrant parents, she attended....

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